Happy Mardi Gras Everybody!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today, my heart breaks a little that I am not in New Orleans with my family and friends. Yesterday, my mom sent me pictures of her and my dad at lundi gras with my cousins, I was so sad. I have only missed Mardi Gras twice now in my entire life. The first time was when I was around 10-12 years old and my parents used the school break to take me to Disney World, which, was a pretty fair trade as a kid. This year marks the second time. We would have gone down in a heart beat, but Joel had a big exam yesterday, which he did incredibly well on.. YAY! So really, it is all worth it, because right now we have other priorities in line. But that doesn't mean I don't miss it. 

Listening to these songs today :) 





I found some old photos of my years at Mardi Gras that I wanted to share! 

Mardi Gras 2011- yes that is a wig! 

Mardi Gras 2010 

Mardi Gras 2009 !

Mardi Gras 2008- at the Endymion Extravaganza Ball !


Mardi Gras 2007 at the Endymion Extravaganza Ball ! 


And I'll leave you with the only picture I have (on my computer) from my Mardi Gras as a child! My mama sewed this little dress herself :) 
My very first Mardi Gras of my life, I was a baby pink crayon! Wish I had a picture (on my laptop) of that! 

Happy Mardi Gras everybody! 
& laissez le bon temps rouler !



30 comments:

  1. I celebrated Mardi Gras this year not intentionally but I did :)

    Love the pictures!

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  2. So cute! Especially lovin' the wig :)

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  3. Hi Britt,
    thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog, it really made me smile!
    Mardi Gras seems so cool, I have never experienced it myself but it looks amazing in movies! :)
    I know how you feel about missing it, as I live in London I miss a lot of Swedish holidays. But there'll always be next year! :)

    xo Lisa

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  4. So fun! I went twice in college and it was so fun. I love that you have been going your whole life, what a neat tradition!

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  5. Happy Mardi Gras! We celebrated last night with mexican! We figured tonight would be super crowded so we went last night :) I want some King Cake so bad though!!!

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  6. Love the pictures! Your wig is fantastic!

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  7. I have never been to Mardi Gras in NOLA. I have always wanted to go. I am sorry that you missed it this year. I have a feeling you will be in the mix of it all next year! :)
    Because Shanna Said So

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  8. Aww fun! I hope one time in my life I'll be able to go to Mardi Gras! It's on my bucket list :-)

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  9. FUN! I seriously also have going to mardi gras on my bucket list! Geez! You look so happy in all those pictures!

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  10. Girl... While I can't say I feel your pain [because I've only been to one Mardi Gras celebration].. I sort of feel your pain. I'm in the dumps today [wrote about it on my blog]. I feel like once you've experienced a party in New Orleans, you'll always long to return to the city for a party regardless of the occasion. I've been there for Halloween and Mardi Gras and plan to try to hit up JazzFest this year. One day I will go for no good reason, just to site see and eat my way through the town and surrounding areas! Thanks for this post I love seeing you celebrate through the years!!! CHEERS! ox

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  11. so lucky that you have been to the real mardi gras in New Orleans!! awesome!

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  12. Aw sorry you're missing it! I can't believe you have only missed 2 in your life!!! Great pictures :)

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  13. I want to visit New Orleans so bad! You guys are adorable. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  14. Dying to go to New Orleans. And on this day. Cause let's face it.. just not the same anywhere else.

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  15. this is awesome! I don't think I have known someone who actually went to all the celebrations...what a fun tradition! You guys will have to make it next year :)

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  16. I would love to visit New Orleans and attend Mardi Gras one of these days ;) these photos looks so fun!

    Hope you had a great weekend my dear!

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  17. so fun! we have some cousins in baton rouge that invited us out for mardi gras this year and we couldn't come :( maybe next year!

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  18. Bummer you couldn't be in New Orleans to celebrate with your family :( Sorry girl. I loved your pictures though! The last one is my fav :)

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  19. It's a goal of mine to make it to Mardi Gras one of these days :)

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  20. Looks like so much fun!! I would love to visit New Orleans some time!

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  21. LOVE that last picture! How cute were you?!

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  22. Love the pictures! so cool that you have pictures from every year! Love your blog :)

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  23. I have always wanted to go! After reading this post I am tempted to make the trip next year! :)

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  24. Love the pics! I have always wanted to go for Mardi Gras... soemday!

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  25. I absolutely loved seeing all of these photos of you over the previous years at Mardi Gras. I'm sorry they you had to miss it this year, but glad that his exam went well.

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  26. You make the sweetest Minnie Mouse!

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